Sandstorms And Screeds--Reading Up On Iraq

The best books that will emerge from Gulf War II, undoubtedly, are yet to come; their authors are the soldiers and journalists still toiling in the region. Publishers Weekly Forecasts editor Jeff Zaleski predicts that a chronicle by one of the reporters who stuck out the bombing in Baghdad or a memoir by General Tommy Franks would sell well. But a surprising number of books already on store shelves and best-seller lists are addressing readers' immediate hunger to understand the conflict and its lasting impact. From instant books to meticulous histories, here's a reader's guide to war and peace in Iraq:...

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